We want you to join Team Arisia. Just fill out our Volunteer Form so that we can count you in!
Team Arisia Headquarters will be located in the Quincy room on the lobby level, near Starbucks. Be sure to come in for your staff ribbons, timesheet, T-shirt, and nifty swag. Hang out, relax, and enjoy some snacks!
Why Join Team Arisia?
All volunteers get a cool Arisia water bottle to keep you hydrated at the convention.
Eight hours of volunteering earns you a free staff T-shirt at the convention (only available to volunteers)
Twelve or more hours earn you a free membership to next year's convention.
Volunteers who help for at least 6 hours on Wednesday (truck loading), Thursday (load-in and set-up), and/or Friday (load-in and set-up ONLY, generally until 3 PM), are eligible to earn a Arisia 2016 membership. Make sure you get your timesheet signed!
You could earn all your hours for a free membership for Arisia 2017 and never miss a minute of Arisia 2016!! Just help out Monday (tear-down and load-out ONLY, generally after 3 PM) or Tuesday (load-out and truck unloading) for at least 6 hours to earn next year's membership!
Just being a volunteer can bring its own satisfaction. Without volunteers, we wouldn't have the convention that is Arisia. Everyone, from our Corporate President, Convention Chair to the person who has just an hour at the convention to give, is an unpaid volunteer giving his or her time to help make the Arisia Convention a success.
Want to become more involved with running Arisia? Come to one of these open staff meetings to hear what's going on, participate in discussions, and talk with the A'16 leadership about getting more involved
Tuesday, October 13, 7pm-9pm, MIT room 66-144 Sunday, November 8, 2pm-4pm in the Douglass Room at the Westin Boston Waterfront Monday, December 14, 7pm-9pm in the Alcott room at the Westin Boston Waterfront Sunday, January 3, 2pm-4:30pm in the Commonwealth B Ballroom at the Westin Boston Waterfront
Suites at the Westin are limited. Please fill out the Party Host & Suite Request Form (even if you're not hosting a party) by October 16th if you are interested in reserving a suite. All suites have King beds. Some of the suites have sofabeds as well. Non-suite party room requests are due by December 5th, using the same form.
Hotel Special Requests
Once you have a reservation in the Westin or are on the waiting list, please use the Special Request Form if you have specific things you need, from a lower floor, to an ADA compliant room with grab bars or a roll in shower.
Note: All rooms at the Westin now have refrigerators.
Student Writing Contest
The Arisia Student Writing Contest is accepting original works of short fiction.
Entries are FREE. Writers retain ALL rights to their works --we only wish to encourage, celebrate, and recognize the talented young writers throughout the Northeast.
All entries must be original works of fiction by students or young adults currently enrolled in high school or equivalent, between 13 and 18 years of age. No college students, please.
Short stories must be 1000 to 3000 words long.
Our theme this year is “exploration.” Writers may feel free to draw inspiration from any sci-fi or fantasy theme(s) they wish. Please, no fan fiction!
Entries must meet the submission format guidelines below:
Double-spaced, 12 point font
In the upper left corner, type your real name, your email address or a teacher’s email address, your school and teacher's name, and an approximate word count.
Submissions should be made in doc, odf, or pdf formats.
Winners will be contacted via email on or before January 1, 2016.
Prizes will be awarded to exceptional stories, including cash prizes that total $800, and free memberships to attend Arisia 2016. The school attended by our first-prize winner will receive a matching prize! Prizes will be awarded at our annual Arisia convention on Sunday evening, January 18th, 2016, during the Arisia Masquerade. Past winners can be found on Arisia’s corporate website: http://corp.arisia.org/SWC-Winners
Masquerade Registration signup is live! Anyone interested in participating in the Arisia 2016 Masquerade can read the Masquerade rules here and sign up here!
Have you ever heard of TED Talks, described as "ideas worth spreading”? Do you have one of these ideas or maybe a passion you want to share with a large audience in a huge room? With performances and the excitement they provoke? You can share something that inspires you in one of our Lightning Presentations. To learn more and to sign up, visit the LightningTalks page.e.
Ad space in the program book
If you wish to advertise in the Arisia Program Book, please send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Deadline for reservations is 11/15/15